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Ghost Towns of Michigan
Ghost Towns of Michigan

Ghost Towns of Michigan

Volume 3


146 Pages, 5.36 x 8.7

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95)

Publication Date: June 2002

ISBN 9781882376803

Rights: US

Thunder Bay Press Michigan (Jun 2002)

Price: $15.95


Here is the third volume in the Ghost Towns of Michigan series, featuring 44 of Michigan's most fascinating ghost towns, along with numerous historic photographs. These are stories of land speculators, wildcat bankers, boom-and-bust lumber barons, pioneers who refused to give up, and small towns with big ideas that didn't quite pan out. Read about: • Havre, which drowned in the rising waters of Lake Erie • Eschol, a town that only existed on paper • Armed conflict between Quakers and hunters of fugitive slaves at Calvin Center in 1847 • The bizarre story of a minister-turned-murderer at Rattle RunThe Ghost Towns of Michigan series has become a beloved classic in Michigan's historical literature since the first volume was published in 1994. Engagingly written, with a wry sense of humor and a wealth of historical facts, these tales will inform and entertain anyone who enjoys regional history presented with a storyteller's touch.

Author Biography

Larry Wakefield was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and grew up in the Chicago area. For the past sixty years, he and his wife, Lucille, have lived on beautiful Grand Traverse Bay in northwestern Michigan.